William Deaver Obituary

“Death has finally ended the months of suffering of William Dever, aged 67, a Hygean Run farmer and dairyman, who passed away at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Hayes James, of No. 1228 Ninth street, early Sunday morning.”

“Mr. Dever had been ill with lung trouble since December. Ten days ago he was brought to the daughter’s home in this city, and at his bedside when the end came were his beloved wife, Mrs. Mary Reed Dever, and children, Mrs. James, Daniel Dever, of Bertha, and Mrs. Mary Shannon, of Cincinnati.”

“Mr. Dever was a native of Greenup, Kentucky, a son of the late George Dever, of Sciotoville, and the last surviving member of that family. He has lived on the West Side for the past thirty years. He served in the Civil War as a member of the One Hundred and Seventy-third OVI1. He was a good and law-abiding citizen, kind husband and father and considerate neighbor. He was a member of Morris Chapel Baptist church, but in the absence of Revered TH McAfee of First Baptist church, Reverend WH Howard2 conducted the funeral services, which took place Monday afternoon with burial in the Larkins cemetery.”3

  1. 173 Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment
  2. William H Howard
  3. William Dever. (1912, April 22). Portsmouth Daily Times, p. 2.